It it’s not Good for You — It’s not Good for You!

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Have you been reading about how one family managed to eat for a whole year by consuming only products sourced within a 100-mile radius?  Wow!  How cool is that?  And do you know a friend who eats only gluten-free, vegan, and organic?  My goodness!  Such an accomplishment!

But let’s return to basic nutrition.  Instead of focusing on healthy eating, we have become distracted by questions of sourcing, processing, marketing, and distribution.  We think about how far the food needs to travel before it gets to our plate.  We think about whether it is grown organically or otherwise. We think about whether animals are being handled humanely while being slaughtered.  We think about thinking about the food we consume and how to consciously enjoy eating.  We think about everything except sound, science-based nutrition.

So think about this:

That which is not good for you – is not good for you grown organically.

That which is not good for you – is not good for you grown locally.

That which is not good for you – is not good for you when it’s vegan.

That which is not good for you – is not good for you gluten-free.

That which is not good for you – is not good for you GMO-free.

That which is not good for you – is not good for you fairly traded.

That which is not good for you – is not good for you raised free-range.

That which is not good for you – is not good for you sourced humanely.

That which is not good for you – is not good for you eaten mindfully.

That which is not good for you – is not good for you eaten raw.

That which is not good for you – is not good for you eaten fresh.

That which is not good for you – is not good for you Kosher.

That which is not good for you – is not good for you.  Period.

Let’s be clear.  Even if your cow lives in the room next to your kitchen, eats only organically grown grass, and has a 24-hour-a-day care giver, its milk is not going to be good for you.  There is nothing you can do to render healthfulness to consuming dairy, no matter how well you treat your cows or how little distance there is from the teat to your mouth.

If it’s not good for you, it’s not good for you.

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